Lights Camera Sundown at The Academy 2 (Review and Photos)

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lights-camera-sundown-academy2-11Lights Camera Sundown supported Little Comets at The Academy 2 on April 20th.

Lights Camera Sundown are a Dublin-based psychedelic folk group. No strangers to the live stage, with sets at Castlepalooza, KnockanStockan and Electric Picnic under their belts, Lights Camera Sundown arrive with an air of confidence, completely at ease on The Academy 2 stage. Lights Camera Sundown’s onstage timing is impeccable, each song rolling into the next in a perfectly composed setlist. They lack the awkward pauses typical of such a fresh band. A combination of male and female lead vocals, a flawless fiddle player and the quirky addition of an autoharp makes for an impressively distinctive and well-defined sound.

Formed after a series of drunken jams in Dublin, the band travelled the Australian outback for a year where the majority of their songs were written. On their return to Dublin, the band turned quickly into a five piece, though only four of them grace the Academy stage tonight. Their songs ooze the feelings of the open road and make you long for that campfire feeling and copious amount of the Bundaberg rum they claim helped fuel their songs.

Lights Camera Sundown have recently been featured on a compilation album for Record Store Gay in support of Outhouse and the Irish LGBT community. Their cover of “I Will Survive” can be streamed along with the rest of the album on Soundcloud.

 

Lucy Ivan

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